Yahoo! first began as Jerry and Dave’s Guide to the World Wide Web, a directory of links created to help organize the Internet during its very early days. That simple directory evolved through the years into the Yahoo! we know today -- a starting point for your daily habits. Whether checking the latest news, sports scores, or just searching, Yahoo! has always been about bringing you the very best of the web. And, today, we’re introducing a new, more modern experience to do just that. Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Introduces New Yahoo [ycorpblog.com]
Designed to be more intuitive and personal, the new Yahoo! experience is all about your interests and preferences. Since streams of information have become the paradigm of choice on the web, we’re introducing a newsfeed with infinite scroll, letting you experience a virtually endless feed of news articles. Whether you are a sports fanatic or entertainment buff, you can easily customize your newsfeed to your interests. And, to make Yahoo! even more social, you can log in with your Yahoo! or Facebook ID to get articles from thousands of news sources as well as those shared by your friends.
Over the next few days, our U.S. users will begin to see the new Yahoo! experience and we’re excited to see the response. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to make changes and improvements, so today is just the beginning.
4:29 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
The purple bars don't do much for me and I really don't like the large images being on the right side of articles in a random way. The links next to big images are larger than the links to other stories too.
Still, it's brandable and fresh, just like every other major site!
I do like the endless scrolling of articles however, nice new touch.
9:26 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
My eyes hate it. Sorry Marissa, don't like it at all.
11:32 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have actually seen this already a few weeks ago. It's decent as a secondary style page, but when it's put on the homepage it looks horrible.
11:58 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
So using Chrome+Ubuntu, I can't access the main website. It redirects me to the mobile version, and there is no way out.
5:08 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
our U.S. users
to keep it in perspective, it's probably worth noting that in most of all countries outside the u.s. absolutely no one gives a damn about yahoo. looking at the overall stats, their web presence is virtually non existent in people's consideration set - a consequence of their longstanding tradition of consequent neglect of the global market. concentrating their miserable efforts on an adsense-like advertising network exclusively for their home market (anyone remember ypn?) having been the best example of failure.
8:59 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
"We are excited", "has always been about bringing", "new experience". Always the same drivel.
I wonder if those press releases are even written by humans, or if the just use a phrase generator.
7:05 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
I hate it.
7:26 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Have to say that Yahoo definitely don't like the idea of sufficient contrast between text and background. Drives me crazy when sites prioritise "looking pretty" over *the ability to read the content*.
9:54 am on Feb 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I was hoping Marissa M. would bring something of G. to Y! I do not see this happening, at least not yet. Has she not learnt anything at G.?
We desperately need some serious competition to G., but we are not getting it. Not from Y!, not from MS. They are both repeating all the long-failed policies, over and over again, and getting nothing but the same terrible results, over and over again. Whatever else did they really expect from doing so?